General Awareness Test (Feb - 15) - Set 4

1)   What is ‘Udyanotsav’?

a. Planting Sapling Mission
b. Agro Fest
c. Annual Festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan
d. Gardening Project
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Annual Festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will open the annual“Udyanotsav” of Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 13, 2015.

2)   In which state the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System Project has been launched?

a. Himachal Pradesh
b. Telangana
c. Manipur
d. West Bengal
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Himachal Pradesh

This 19 Crore Rupee project funded by the Union government will help in connecting 114 police stations in the state besides 13 district headquarters, 26 sub-divisional police officers and three police ranges. Himachal was the first state in the country to launch this project prepared by the Union Home Ministry after Mumbai attack of 26/11.

3)   In which country did United States close its embassy on 10th Feb’15 due to the ongoing political instability?

a. Pakistan
b. Iraq
c. Nigeria
d. Yemen
Answer  Explanation 


The U.S. Embassy in Yemen is the third in an Arab country that has closed since the turmoil of the Arab Spring began in December 2010. The other two were in Damascus, Syria, which was closed in Feb 2012, and Tripoli, Libya, which was closed in July 2014.

4)   In which cities, the opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was held on 12th February 2015?

a. Christchurch & Melbourne
b. Melbourne & Perth
c. New Delhi & Sydney
d. Sydney & Christchurch
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Christchurch & Melbourne

This World Cup 2015 is jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand as the event returned to the region after 23 years.

5)   Who has been appointed as the new heir of the Mysuru Royal Family on 12th Feb’15?

a. Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur
b. Yaduveer Gopal Raj Urs
c. Yaduraya Wodeyar
d. Princess Gayatri Devi
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Yaduveer Gopal Raj Urs

He is the grandson of Princess Gayatri Devi and son of Tripurasundari Devi and Swaraup Gopal Raj Urs. He will continue the Dasara traditions of the Wadiyar dynasty and carry forward the protracted legal battle over the acquisition of palace with the State Government.

6)   Name the Indian-American assistant professor who was awarded the $500,000 National Science Foundation Career award for his breakthrough research on 11th Feb’15?

a. Gurdas Singh
b. Gurmeet Singh
c. Gurpreet Singh
d. Gurunath Singh
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Gurpreet Singh

He was given the National Science Foundation Career award for his research on Nano sheets. He is an assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University.

7)   What is the theme of the Fourth River Festival that started at Bandrabhan bank of Narmada river in Hoshangabad district in Madhya Pradesh on 12th Feb’15?

a. Nadiya Swachh Abhiyan
b. River Swachh Mission
c. Narmada Swachh Abhiyaan
d. River, its catchment area, chemicals and crisis
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: River, its catchment area, chemicals and crisis

The theme of river festival is River, its catchment area, chemicals and crisis. More than 100 participants will discuss topics like effects of chemicals used in agriculture on forests, wild life and human beings. Success stories on natural farming will also be part of discussion.

8)   “Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite” of SpaceX will be used ________

a. To monitor the elements at Mars
b. To monitor Galaxies
c. To Monitor the Sun
d. To monitor activities at Earth
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: To Monitor the Sun

No explanation is available for this question!

9)   The 7th round of India Kenya Joint Trade Committee meeting was held at _____.

a. Kerala
b. Nairobi
c. New Delhi
d. Geneva
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: New Delhi

This meeting was held to enhance cooperation in the fields of bilateral investment, infrastructure, SMEs, agriculture, health, energy, skill development & entrepreneurship, pharmaceuticals and tourism.

10)   Name the company acquired by Microsoft Corporation for 100 Million Dollars on 11th Feb’15?

a. Sandisk
b. Accenture
c. Huwaei
d. Sunrise
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Sunrise

Sunrise is the maker of one of the top calendar apps for iOS and Android. It currently supports Gmail accounts and Facebook events / birthdays from the social network.

11)   Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring (ATM) System to monitor atrocities against Dalits and Adivasis & to deliver speedy justice was launched by _____.

a. National Dalit Movement for Justice.
b. National Movement for Atrocity.
c. Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring Organisation
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: National Dalit Movement for Justice.

The tool was launched with an aim to monitor atrocities perpetrated against Dalits and Adivasis and to deliver timely and speedy justice.

12)   Name the 35th National Games mascot named in Limca Book of Records?

a. Ammu
b. Tiger
c. Ostrich
d. Peacock
Answer  Explanation 


Ammu also known as Great Hornbill is the State bird of Kerala and was selected as the Mascot of the Games to reflect state’s concern for conservation of this species. The mascot found its place in the record books for its play, Kalikkunna Kuttikalkkayi Bharatham Kathirikkunnu (India Awaits Children Who Play) featuring the bird in lead role. The play was staged in 147 schools in Kerala.

13)   Who took charge as the Director General (DG) of the border guarding force Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) w.e.f. 11th Feb’15?

a. Krishna Teerth
b. Krishna Chaudhary
c. Subhas Goswami
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Krishna Chaudhary

He succeeded Subhas Goswami. He is a 1979-batch Bihar cadre IPS officer.

14)   Name the company that became the first company in the world to reach a market value of $700 billion as its share price touched record high value on US Stock Exchanges?

b. Microsoft
c. Sony
d. Apple Inc.
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Apple Inc.

Apple has double market value compared to other tech giants including Oracle, IBM, Google, Microsoft etc.

15)   World Radio Day was observed in India on ____.

a. 13th February
b. 14th February
c. 15th February
d. 16th February
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 13th February

The theme of the World Radio Day 2015 is ‘Youth and Radio’.

16)   The IPL franchise rights of Chennai Super Kings have been transferred to which company?

a. Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd.
b. Tamil Nadu Cricket Ltd.
c. Bengaluru Super Kings Ltd.
d. India Cements Ltd.
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd.

The board of India Cements Ltd. has cleared the proposal for transfer of IPL Franchise rights of Chennai Super Kings to its wholly owned subsidiary Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd.

17)   With which industry has Grasim Industries Ltd been merged in Feb’15?

a. Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Ltd
b. Raymond Industries
c. Reliance Industries Ltd.
d. Wills Industries Ltd.
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Ltd

The board of Directors of Grasim Industries Ltd. has recently approved the proposed merger of Aditya Birla Chemical Ltd with Grasim Industries.

18)   Who has been appointed as the head of the newly constituted 3-member SIT to re-investigate the 1984 Sikh riots of Delhi?

a. Pramod Asthana
b. Rakesh Kapoor
c. Kumar Gyanesh
d. G.P. Mathur
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Pramod Asthana

He is a 1986-batch senior IPS officer. Other two members in the SIT are Rakesh Kapoor, a retired judge and Kumar Gyanesh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) in Delhi.

19)   ‘Savlon’ and ‘Shower to Shower’ brands of Johnson and Johnson (J&J) are now owned by which company?

a. Britannia
b. ITC
c. Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation 


ITC has entered into asset purchase agreements with Johnson & Johnson Ltd, India, and Johnson & Johnson Pte Ltd, Singapore for the purchase of the ‘Savlon’ and ‘Shower To Shower’ trademarks and other intellectual property, primarily for use in India.

20)   Who has been appointed as the new US Defence Secretary by the US Senate on 12th Feb’15?

a. Robert Gates
b. Leon Panetta
c. Chuck Hagel
d. Ashton Carter
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Ashton Carter

He will succeed Chuck Hagel.

21)   Name the train derailed that near Anekal town of Bengaluru on 13th Feb’15?

a. Secunderbad -Ernakulam Intercity Express
b. Chennai-Bengaluru Intercity Express
c. Bengaluru City-Ernakulam Intercity Express
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Bengaluru City-Ernakulam Intercity Express

In this accident, 9 people were killed are more than 40 people were injured.

22)   Which Indian Currency Note will be brought back by the Reserve Bank of India after a gap of almost two decades?

a. One Rupee
b. Two Rupee
c. Three Rupee
d. Five Rupee
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: One Rupee

An RBI press release issued from Mumbai has informed that the notes, to be printed by the Government of India will soon be back into circulation. The government had discontinued printing of one rupee notes in November 1994 due to higher printing costs.

23)   Name the supersonic cruise missile successfully test fired by India on 14th Feb’15?

a. BrahMos
b. Agni-V
c. Agni-IV
d. Prithvi-IV
Answer  Explanation 


BrahMos has a range of 290 km and can carry a conventional warhead of up to 300 kg.

24)   Name the company that opened its first manufacturing plant in Pune, India on 14th Feb’15?

a. Microsoft
b. General Electric
c. Dell
d. Huwaei
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: General Electric

Fifty per cent of the products manufactured from this unit will be exported to other GE global sites. General Electric’s Chakan-based multi-modal facility will support GE’s global operations as well as cater to the growing demand from the Indian market.

25)   Which portfolio was taken by Arvind Kejriwal as a Chief Minister of Delhi?

a. Finance and Planning, Revenue.
b. Power, Law and Justice
c. Women and Child Welfare, Food and Supply
d. None
Answer  Explanation 


Arvind Kejriwal has decided not to keep any portfolio with him. He will only look after the overall functioning of the Delhi Government.

26)   How many approximate number of cases were disposed across the country by the 3rd National Lok Adalat held on 14th Feb’15?

a. 56,000
b. 1,00,000
c. 94,000
d. 33,500
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 56,000

Under 3rd National Lok Adalat cases were taken up in the Supreme Court, High Courts, district-level courts and taluka-level courts across the country (except Assam and Uttar Pradesh). The first edition of National Lok Adalat was held in 2013 and disposed around 71.50 lakh cases. In its second edition in 2014 a record of sorts was made with the disposal of around 1.25 crore cases on a single day.

27)   Name the first Renewable Energy Global Investors’ Meet and Expo that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th Feb’15?

a. Invest India 2015
b. Re-Invest 2015
c. Re-Invest India 2015
d. None of these
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Re-Invest India 2015

Re-Invest India 2015 is a platform to engage bankers to come up with innovative financing models for renewable energy.

28)   Which bank gave a nod of 75,000 Crore Rupess for clean energy generation as announced at Re-Invest India 2015 on 15th Feb’15?

a. Punjab National Bank
b. ICICI Bank
c. State Bank of India
d. Bank of Baroda
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: State Bank of India

SBI committed Rs. 75,000 crore for generation of 15,000 MW of renewable energy in the next 5 years.

29)   Which team topped the list in 35th National Games of India that concluded on 14th Feb’15 at Kerala?

a. Services
b. Haryana
c. Kerala
d. Maharashtra
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Services

Services won total 159 medals including 91 Gold Medals. The second spot was achieved by Kerala (54 Gold Medals) and the third spot was achieved by Haryana (40 Golds).

30)   36th Edition of National Games of India will be played in which state?

a. Haryana
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Madhya Pradesh
d. Goa
Answer  Explanation 


The 36th edition of National Games would be held at Goa in 2017.

31)   Name the first English bowler to take a World Cup hat-trick against Australia on 14th Feb’15?

a. Chris Jordan
b. James Anderson
c. Steven Finn
d. James Tredwell
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Steven Finn

He took the wicket of Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson off the final three balls of the match.

32)   Name the first Indian Player to score a century against Pakistan in a World Cup match?

a. Sunil Gavaskar
b. Kapil Dev
c. Sachin Tendulkar
d. Virat Kohli
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Virat Kohli

He broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar for scoring highest runs against Pakistan in a World Cup innings. Sachin Tendulkar scored 98 off 75 balls against Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup.

33)   Name the Indian Men’s National Football Team captain presented with All India Football Federation 2014 Player of the Year Award?

a. Sardar Singh
b. Baichung Bhutia
c. Robin Singh
d. Sunil Chhetri
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Sunil Chhetri

No explanation is available for this question!

34)   Name the state government that has planned to introduce Crop Insurance Scheme for farmers?

a. West Bengal
b. Punjab
c. Delhi
d. Bihar
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: West Bengal

The scheme is aimed at helping the farmers to recover from crop loss due to floods and natural calamities. According to official sources the Agriculture Department has also taken some other steps for the benefit of farmers. The State Government has also fixed the selling price of paddy at 1 thousands 360 rupees per quintal.

35)   With which country India signed a civil nuclear pact besides deciding to expand defence and security cooperation on 16th Feb’15?

a. Sri Lanka
b. Pakistan
c. Bangladesh
d. China
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Sri Lanka

The two countries also signed three other pacts, on cooperation in agriculture, culture, and Sri Lanka's participation in the Nalanda University Project. The nuclear pact signed between India and Sri Lanka would facilitate cooperation in the transfer and exchange of knowledge and expertise, sharing of resources, capacity building and training of personnel in peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

36)   On 16th Feb’15, which court restrained the Jitan Ram Manjhi Government in Bihar from taking any policy decisions involving financial implications till 19th Feb’15?

a. Supreme Court
b. Patiala High Court
c. Patna High Court
d. Delhi High Court
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Patna High Court

A Division Bench comprising Justice Iqbal Ahmad Ansari and Justice Samrendra Pratap Singh on 16th feb’15 passed the order on a petition filed by JD(U) Member of Legislative Council Neearaj Kumar who had pleaded for a blanket ban on Manjhi Government for taking any policy decisions.

37)   Name the former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra who died at the age of 57 due to Cancer on 16thFeb’15?

a. R R Patil
b. Chhagan Bhujbal
c. Ajit Pawar
d. Gopinath Munde
Answer  Explanation 


He was among the longest serving home ministers of Maharashtra.

38)   Name the scientists chosen for the D.Y. Nayudamma Memorial Award 2014 in the fields of missile technology and remote sensing?

a. Geeta Varadan & Tessy Thomas
b. Tessy Thomas & R Srinivasan
c. R Srinivasan & K Chandrshekhar
d. K Chandrshekhar R Srinivasan
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Geeta Varadan & Tessy Thomas

Geeta Vardan is a Director of Advanced Data Processing Research Institute of ISRO and Tessy Thomas is a Director of Advanced Systems Laboratory of DRDO.

39)   Name the player chosen for maximum price of Rs. 16 Crore from IPL Team Delhi Daredevils on 16th Feb’15?

a. Dinesh Kartik
b. Amit Mishra
c. Yuvraj Singh
d. Virat Kohli
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh was followed by Deinesh Kartik worth Rs. 10.5 Crore.

40)   Which state became the first in India to present a ‘paperless’ budget as announced on 23rd Feb’15?

a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Himachal Pradesh
d. Kerala
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Himachal Pradesh

The budget of the state would be present on 11th March’15.